This year ShopTalk have 3,000 of the best innovators in retail technology attending the European conference. But with so many great things to see, where do you head first? We’ve made a list of the 5 companies that have caught our eye:
Founded in 2014 by Dr. Amir Konigsberg and Dr. Adi Avidor, two ex-Googlers, Twiggle is using the most advanced technologies in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and natural language processing to power next-generation e-commerce experiences.
Twiggle's solutions are the only search technologies built on both human-like understanding of linguistic structure and a deep retail awareness — allowing your search engine to mimic how an experienced salesperson would (and should) behave.
Twiggle is backed by some of the most respected entrepreneurs and investors of the past decade, including Alibaba, Naspers, Yahoo! Japan, State of Mind Ventures and Mizmaa Ventures.
2. OBSESS VR:
Obsess is a platform that enables brands and retailers to create discovery-driven, branded, immersive 360 degrees shopping experiences across all channels.
Their mission is to replace today’s utilitarian and generic e-commerce user interfaces with discovery-based, custom, immersive shopping experiences using Virtual Reality as the medium. Make sure you check out one of their VR and AR demos at SR26.
Looklet aims to bridge the gap between technology and fashion, and challenges businesses and consumers to reimagine fashion imagery. Their combined backgrounds in advanced technology, international fashion, and online marketing enable us to question, deconstruct and modernize established workflows. Looklet combines high-quality dynamic images in a simple and scalable process, perfectly suited for the new world of online fashion.
Visit them at Kiosk 43.
Launched in 2015, Hero works with global retailers including Harvey Nichols, John Hardy and MADE.COM to add the e-commerce layer to 21 billion square feet of physical retail space.
Now every day across the world, stores and associates are no longer standing idle, but are proactively assisting millions of online shoppers - transforming the role of the store for 21st century retail and creating a formidable advantage against pure-play online retailers.
Founder's Adam and Alistair previously launched Europe’s largest app commerce business, with studios in London and San Francisco. For clients including Visa, Virgin, Adidas and Samsung, they created m-commerce platforms that transacted hundreds of millions in revenue annually.
Their team of designers, engineers, retail specialists and data scientists are based in London and New York. Hero is backed by private investors from across technology and retail.
Flowbox is a SaaS visual marketing and commerce platform that help brands with User Generated Content. They were founded in 2016 by Marketers for Marketers and help brands connect owned, paid and UGC for more effective and better marketing. With one mission to give the consumers the greatest customer experience and make it easier for them to discover products with help of lifestyle content in the e-commerce environment.
Their platform connects marketing with commerce making images and videos Shoppable. Flowbox offers the innovated and best interface platform for turning visual content into commerce and help your brand make social sell.
Find BookingBug at Booth #506 to discuss appointment scheduling & queueing software. Enjoy the conference!
So it looks like 2017 might surpass 2016 in brand innovation with content coming to the mainstream. Don’t miss your chance to find out how you can implement new innovative technologies to increase sales and customer engagement.